More than 56m lines of code have been written by 150,000 amateur developers using this firm’s build-your-own computer kits. Primarily for children, the inexpensive kits come with storybooks to guide young techies on how to code games, art and music. Chief executive Alex Klein, 28, co-founded Kano in 2013 with a $1.5m Kickstarter campaign and raised a further $28m last September. Customers in 150 countries — and partnerships to stock its products at Target, Walmart and Barnes & Noble —boosted sales to £13m last year. A camera that users can build and code will be released next year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank43
CompanyKano
ActivityEducational computer developer
LocationEast London
Average 3 year sales growth91.81%
Latest sales £000s*13,000
Staff60
Founded2013
Websitewww.kano.me

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